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Spring Green Rice for #SundaySupper

Spring Green Rice | Magnolia Days

Spring has finally arrived! I can’t tell you how happy I am about it. The season brings growth, color, warmth, and a whole bunch of wonderful produce. One of the first signs in my yard is a type of onion that shoots up in spots before the grass comes out of dormancy. Those onions are hard to completely eliminate. I try to do my rubbing out weeds process on them and yet they pop up each year. I figure at least I can get inspiration from them. So spring onion is one of the greens in my Spring Green Rice.

Spring Green Rice | Magnolia Days

Green is my favorite color. It is obvious in the color choices I made for this blog. The psychology behind emotions that colors evoke is fascinating. Green is calming, represents nature, and is a great color choice for food to eat. My spring green rice has four different greens; spring onion (also called green onion or scallion), jalapeño pepper, green bell pepper, and parsley. It’s a combo of freshness with a little kick. Tying them together is creamy butter that coats the rice too.

Spring Green Rice | Magnolia Days

Spring green rice is a vegetarian dish. It gets a slight yellow hue from vegetable stock. The greens fade a little in color during the cooking process. A garnish of fresh green onion and parsley adds a pop of deep green color and extra flavor too.

Spring Green Rice | Magnolia Days

Are you looking forward to the produce of the season? I know a whole bunch of folks who do. They are Sunday Supper tastemakers and have some wonderful recipes to share. Scroll down to see the list and each one is a quick click away. Thanks to DB (aka Foodie Stuntman) of Crazy Foodie Stunts and Valerie of Lifestyle Food Artistry for hosting this Sunday Supper event.

Spring Green Rice | Magnolia Days
4.75 from 4 votes

Spring Green Rice

Spring Green Rice is buttery and loaded with green vegetables and herbs; green onion, jalapeño pepper, bell pepper, and parsley. Great side dish for spring.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Renee


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 spring onions thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 1/3 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Reserve and set aside 2 tablespoons of sliced spring onion for garnish.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add remaining onion, jalapeño pepper, bell pepper and cook over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add rice and stir to coat well with butter. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  5. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer rice to a serving bowl and garnish with sliced onion and chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

Spring Green Rice is buttery and loaded with green vegetables and herbs; green onion, jalapeño pepper, bell pepper, and parsley. Great side dish for spring.

Spring has arrived and it’s time to enjoy the season’s produce. Take a look at these wonderful recipes by Sunday Supper tastemakers:






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Recipe Rating

Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook

Sunday 29th of March 2015

Love the flavor combinations you have going on here. This rice would make for a wonderful side any time of year!

Cindys Recipes and Writings

Thursday 26th of March 2015

This sounds like the perfect side dish to me! I;m a huge rice fan and these greens only make it better!

Julie @ Texan New Yorker

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

This looks delicious! I love the science behind colors and emotions too, so fascinating! I painted one wall in my office (the one I face when sitting at my desk) bright orange because that is said to evoke feelings of creativity and productivity. Our bedroom walls are an olive green, specifically because it promotes calm and rest.

The Wimpy Vegetarian

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Oh Renee, what an incredibly lovely dish! It's just gorgeous and looks delicious!


Monday 23rd of March 2015

Green is one of my favorite colors too :) I love all the greens you used in this dish, it just screams spring!